I've always loved cuckoo clocks. We have one now, that's around forty years old. The cuckoo's a little hoarse these days; in winter it squeaks rather than sings. It interrupts phone conversations and television shows, but I've got to have it.
the JLC is very cool. i've been browsing the Sales Corner at Timezone.com lately and they'll have some cool pieces by the mid to high end watchmakers. i saw a very nice Panerai earlier today that was inlaid in mahogany. my favorites are the old clocks that were used in boats/ships. saw a Hamilton a few weeks back on TZ. http://landandseacollection.com/id166.html -Jeff